Coronavirus: Nigeria affirms 188,243 cases with extra 655 Covid19

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Chikwe Ihekweazu
Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the Country’s all out Coronavirus contaminations had Leaped to 188,243, across the 36 conditions of the Alliance and the Government Capital Domain, at of Aug. 24, 2021.

These were the announced cases since the start of the pandemic in Feb. 2020 in the country.

The NCDC said this by means of its confirmed site on Wednesday morning and that the extra 655 contaminations, written about Tuesday, raised the nation’s absolute diseases.

The News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new infections indicate an increase from the 565 cases, reported on Monday.

The agency did not indicate if the majority of the known active cases were from the contagious Delta variant.

The Disease Control agency, however, stated that over 2,727,834 million samples of the virus out of the nation’s roughly 200 million population were tested.

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The NCDC stated that the new cases were reported in eight states and the FCT.

“Lagos state, the country’s epicentre now witnessing an increase in the use of oxygen for the management of severe COVID-19 patients at isolation facilities, reported 288 additional Infections on Tuesday.

“The state’s utilisation of oxygen, which is vital for the treatment of severe cases, has increased from 75 cylinders per day, at the beginning of the third wave, to over 400 cylinders per day.

“The Lagos state’s modelling suggested that it may be requiring even more oxygen supply over the next few weeks.

The state government is exploring several ways of increasing its oxygen capacity, including partnering the private sector,” it added.

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It disclosed that Rivers, one of the country’s hotspots area for the delta variants recorded 188 cases on Tuesday, followed by Oyo – 64; Akwa Ibom – 31; FCT – 28; Ekiti – 21; Edo – 17; Bayelsa – 11; and Kaduna – 7.

According to the NCDC, six States; Nasarawa, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Plateau and Sokoto report zero cases.

It said that the country had now successfully treated 169, 035 COVID-19 cases following the discharge of 217 additional people on Tuesday.

The NCDC added that the multi-sectoral public emergency operations centre (EOC), actuated at Level 2, kept on organizing the public reaction exercises.

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